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Van Shaw novels volume 4.
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HarperCollins 2019
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Helping a fellow veteran accused of murder, Van Shaw is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth involving smuggled opioids, ruthless mercenaries, and deadly family secrets that will challenge his notions of brotherhood and justice in this riveting thriller from Anthony, Macavity and Strand Critics Award-winning author Glen Erik Hamilton.

When his friend Leo Pak is arrested on suspicion of murder and armed robbery, Van Shaw journeys to a remote Oregon county to help his fellow Ranger. Van had been Leo's sergeant when they served with the 75th Regiment in Afghanistan, and back in the States, Leo had helped Van when he needed it most.

Arriving in the isolated town of Mercy River, Van learns that his troubled friend had planned to join a raucous three-day party that dominates the place for one weekend each year. Attended by hundreds of former and active Rangers, the event is more than just a reunion; it's the central celebration of a growing support network called the Rally, founded and led by a highly decorated Special Operations general named Macomber.

But there's more going on in Mercy River than just a bunch of Army hard cases blowing off steam. The murder victim—the owner of a local gun shop where Leo worked part time—was dealing in stolen heroin-grade opiates. Worse, the town has a dark history with a community of white supremacists, growing in strength and threatening to turn Mercy River into their private enclave.

The cops have damning evidence linking Leo to the murder, and Van knows that backwaters like Mercy River are notorious for protecting their own. His quest to clear Leo's name will stir up old grudges and dark secrets beneath the surface of this secretive small town, pit his criminal instincts against his loyalties to his brothers in arms, and force him to question his own belief in putting justice above the letter of the law.

Glen Erik Hamilton creates crime fiction that pulsates with emotional intensity and is "as much fun to read as Lee Child's Jack Reacher" (J. A. Jance). In Mercy River, Hamilton highlights the unique and powerful moral struggle inherent in Van Shaw's iconoclastic character—an honorable man torn between upholding the law and breaking it to save innocent lives. Action-packed, riveting, and powerful, Mercy River is a novel that goes to the heart and soul of what it means to be a hero in a corrupt and punishing world.

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Helping a fellow veteran accused of murder, Van Shaw is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth involving smuggled opioids, ruthless mercenaries, and deadly family secrets that will challenge his notions of brotherhood, and justice in this riveting thriller from Anthony, Macavity and Strand Critics award-winning author Glen Erik Hamilton.
When his friend Leo Pak is arrested for murder, Van Shaw journeys to a remote Oregon county to help his fellow soldier. The troubled vet had come to the small town of Broken Ridge for a reunion of hundreds of former and active Rangers—a raucous event that dominates the town for one weekend each year. The reunion is more than just a party; it's the central celebration of a growing support network called the Rally, founded and led by a highly decorated Special Operations general.

Van quickly discovers there's more going on in Broken Ridge than just a bunch of Army hard cases blowing off steam. The murder victim was the front man for a...

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Helping a fellow veteran accused of murder, Van Shaw is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth involving smuggled opioids, ruthless mercenaries, and deadly family secrets that will challenge his notions of brotherhood and justice in this riveting thriller from Anthony, Macavity and Strand Critics Award-winning author Glen Erik Hamilton.

When his friend Leo Pak is arrested on suspicion of murder and armed robbery, Van Shaw journeys to a remote Oregon county to help his fellow Ranger. Van had been Leo's sergeant when they served with the 75th Regiment in Afghanistan, and back in the States, Leo had helped Van when he needed it most.

Arriving in the isolated town of Mercy River, Van learns that his troubled friend had planned to join a raucous three-day party that dominates the place for one weekend each year. Attended by hundreds of former and active Rangers, the event is more than just a reunion; it's the central celebration of a growing support network called the Rally, founded and led by a highly decorated Special Operations general named Macomber.

But there's more going on in Mercy River than just a bunch of Army hard cases blowing off steam. The murder victim—the owner of a local gun shop where Leo worked part time—was dealing in stolen heroin-grade opiates. Worse, the town has a dark history with a community of white supremacists, growing in strength and threatening to turn Mercy River into their private enclave.

The cops have damning evidence linking Leo to the murder, and Van knows that backwaters like Mercy River are notorious for protecting their own. His quest to clear Leo's name will stir up old grudges and dark secrets beneath the surface of this secretive small town, pit his criminal instincts against his loyalties to his brothers in arms, and force him to question his own belief in putting justice above the letter of the law.

Glen Erik Hamilton creates crime fiction that pulsates with emotional intensity and is "as much fun to read as Lee Child's Jack Reacher" (J. A. Jance). In Mercy River, Hamilton highlights the unique and powerful moral struggle inherent in Van Shaw's iconoclastic character—an honorable man torn between upholding the law and breaking it to save innocent lives. Action-packed, riveting, and powerful, Mercy River is a novel that goes to the heart and soul of what it means to be a hero in a corrupt and punishing world.

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        Helping a fellow vet accused of murder, Van Shaw learns that the victim belonged to a team of private military contractors tasked with recovering stolen heroin-grade opiates. They'll help clear Leo's name if Van helps find the thieves. From an Anthony, Macavity, and Strand Critics Award-winning author.

        Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        At the start of Edgar finalist Hamilton’s excellent fourth Van Shaw novel (after 2017’s Every Day Above Ground), Shaw, a former U.S. Army Ranger, gets a call from a member of his platoon, Leo Pak, whom the police are about to arrest for murder. Shaw races from his home in Seattle to Mercy River, Ore., to help, but the evidence is compelling. Pak was seen entering Erle Sharples’s gun store minutes before Sharples was shot to death. Pak tested positive for gunshot residue, blood was on his shoes, and Pak’s fingerprints were on shells found at the crime scene. Shaw realizes that Pak is withholding information, but his efforts to exonerate his friend are complicated when Pak pleads guilty. The inquiry takes a different turn when Shaw discovers that Sharples had a hidden stash of a powerful painkiller that was pulled from the market for being too dangerous. Evocative prose (Mercy River’s buildings and houses look as if they’ve “been scattered across the land like big handfuls of dice”) makes comparisons with Lee Child’s work apt. Hamilton successfully integrates a whodunit plot into an action-packed thriller peopled with fully realized characters. Agent: Lisa Erbach Vance, Aaron Priest Literary.

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